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Shift2Rail – a Strand of Horizon 2020 Funding for Innovation to Deliver a Bright Future for the Rail Sector.

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Overview

Projects worth €150.3 million will be funded under the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking 2019 Call for Proposals for Research & Innovation activities.

A total of 18 topics are currently open, with 12 of those open to non-JU Members – meaning that they are available to UK organisations.

Each topic has a scope and eligibility criteria detailed in the 2019 Annual Work Plan – available here.

The Shift2Rail JU operates under Horizon 2020 rules observing the principles of openness, transparency and excellence. Participation is open to all, and the best proposals — evaluated by independent experts — will win.

Submissions for this application period will be accepted until 18th June 2019.

Research and Innovation action

Applications put into any Research and Innovation action call will have up to 100% of all eligible project costs covered.

Innovation action

Applications put into any Innovation action call will have up to 70% of all eligible project costs covered, but may increase to 100% for non-profit organisations.

Technology Areas

Noise and Vibration – click here to view full competition details.

Advanced car body shells for railways and light material and innovative doors and train modularity – click here to view full competition details.

Tools, methodologies and technological development of next generation of Running Gear – click here to view full competition details.

Support to the development of technocal demonstrators for the next generation of brake systems – click here to view full competition details.

Demonstrator development for the use of Formal Methods in railway environment and support to the implementation of CSIRT to the railway sector – click here to view full competition details.

Support to development of demonstrator platform for Traffic Management – click here to view full competition details.

Future traction power supply for railways and public transport – click here to view full competition details.

Complementary Travel Expert Services – click here to view full competition details.

Condition-based and preventative maintenance for locomotive bogie – click here to view full competition details.

Advanced obstacle detection and track intrusion system for autonomous freight train – click here to view full competition details.

Artificial Intelligence for the railway sector – click here to view full competition details.

Breaking Language Barriers – click here to view full competition details.

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